Incomedia has released WebSite X5 Free v10.0, a major new version of its beginner-friendly web building tool for Windows. The app, which is also available in a number of paid-for versions, now boasts an integrated webserver for faster site previews, overhauled template gallery and HTML5 image galleries.
Changes to the program’s interface include better file management, whereby all files linked to a project are automatically copied so the originals are left untouched. Aside from the new integrated web server, WebSite X5 10 also replaces the default IE engine for browser previews with Chrome’s Chromium engine.
New visual controls are designed to make the program more intuitive and quicker to use and the app is now loaded dynamically, ensuring its resource demands are cut as well as loading more quickly.
The Template Gallery has been overhauled to make it easier to browse, and users can now edit default templates as well as more easily insert custom code into pages thanks in part to syntax highlighting in the program editor.
WebSite X5 also improves its structural map creation tools by allowing the home page to be treated like all other pages on the website, allowing users to search special pages and adding new methods for selecting pages on the map.
The top-of-the-line Evolution version of WebSite X5, which costs €69.99 (around $92) also boasts several new business-friendly features: Advertising Message component for inserting ads into websites, Data Management section for the collection and collation of data submitted to user websites, and improved ecommerce optimisation (including Rich Snippets).
WebSite X5 Free v10.0 is available as a freeware download for PCs running Windows XP SP3 or later. More fully featured versions of the program are also available, with prices starting from €19.99 (around $26) for WebSite X5 Home 10.
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